Ithaca, NY: (Elfriede Abbe), 1951. 4to. quarter cloth, paper covered boards, gilt emblem on front board, fore-edge uncut, slipcase. (viii), 34 +(1) pages. Limited edition of 275 numbered and signed copies. Abbe (1919-) is a sculptor and wood engraver who has won numerous prizes for her work. This is copy # 1 presented to Abbe's mother on Christmas 1951. Woodcut engravings by Elfriede Abbe. Text printed from handset type. Invoice for slipcase laid in. Onlaid xerox of one illustration onlayed on slipcase. READ MORE
(Cambridge, MA: The Abbey Press, 1925). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, fore-edge uncut, in envelope. xvii+(i) pages. An announcement of the association of Eugene H. Gordon and G. Gehman Taylor as Gordon-Taylor, Inc., operating the Abbey Press. Reproduces the first advertisement printed in English by William Caxton. Envelope tearing along crease. READ MORE
London and Dulverton, England: The Acorn Press and The Exmoor Predd, (1983). 12mo. cloth, paper front cover label. 126, (2) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the author on colophon. Reprint of 1946 edition. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Table of contents, introductory essay by the author. Descriptions of numerous flowes found in English literary works with excerpts of poems that mention them. "Sentimental vocabulary" of the flowers follows text. Acknowledgments. READ MORE
Washington: March, Milligan & Company, 1976. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 14, (2) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 400 numbered copies. Designed and reprinted by Jean and John Michael at the Acorn Press. Originally printed and sold at the Printing Office in New London in 1767. A rather matter-of-fact first-hand account of Isaac Hollister's captivity by Native Americans beginning in 1763. Surprisingly devoid of details about the people who captured him or the... READ MORE
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, 1961. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. 150 copies printed at the Acorn Press for private distribution to members of The Society of Typographic Arts and the Typophiles, New York. The drawings were taken from his 1890 Christmas book. READ MORE
Richmond, VA: ad lib Press, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Reprint of the 1787 printing that occured in the American Musuem. Limited to 155 numbered copies; this copy is out of series. An article discussing American type faces and American type. Silver, in his THE AMERICAN PRINTER, p.146, says "In an essay printed in 1787 ... (Hopkinson) proposed an improvement in the art of printing, so as to make it expressive not only... READ MORE
being a subdued interpretation of The Chap-Book printed for The Society of Private Printers.
N.P. The Adagio Press, 1984. 12mo. stiff paper wrapper. unpaginated. being a subdued interpretation of The Chap-Book printed for The Society of Private Printers. Tanner and Alstrom 44. An attractively designed and bound selection of quotations about the borrowing and lending of books. Set in various types. READ MORE
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, (1972). six loose folded sheets in a 7.5" x 10.5" printed envelope. Fiirst edition, limited to 153 numbered sets. Tanner and Alstrom 28. One in a series of numbered sets of ephemera. Includes type specimens, typographic exercises, and announcements for various times and reasons. Each item is printed in two to five colors. READ MORE
An essay in tribute to Paul A. Bennett.
Harper Woods, MI: Adagio Press, (1967). large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (7) pages. An essay in tribute to Paul A. Bennett. First edition, limited to 483. Tanner and Alstrom 17. Privately printed by Leonard Bahr. An examination of the printing press from 1800 to 1820 when they went from wood to metal. Illustrated. READ MORE
Grosse Pointe Park: Adagio Press, 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. Limited to 550 copies. Tanner and Alstrom 4. Surveys by Levenson and Lieberman, notes on the colophons of various private presses, an article by Steve Watts on 19th century typefaces, and a discussion of work in progress. Handprinted. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: Privately printed, 1970. tall 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 13+(1) pages. Limited to 300 copies. Printed by Leonard Bahr at his Adagio Press; text in black, ornamental initials and page ornaments in ochre on tan stock. Tied into light brown wrappers with a dark brown over-wrapper, using tan thread. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: Adagio: the Private Press of Leonard F. Bahr, 1962. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. xix, 23-43, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 365 copies. (Tanner and Alstrom 7.) Second production of this private press. The text of John Ruskin's letter to "My Dear Tinie." Sharp satire on British industrialization. READ MORE